Fraternite Notre Dame Settlement Lacks Transparency

Added to the McHenry County Board’s Regular Meeting scheduled one day before the Primary Election, Monday at 10am, is a “Resolution authorizing the settlement of Fraternite Notre
Dame v. County of McHenry 15 CV 50312.”

You may remember that County Board members overwhelmingly rejected a pretty large expansion of the facilities on the rural Coral Township property in 2015. You can find the meeting minutes here.

Results of the 09/15/15 conditional use permit vote.

You can read previous blog posts on the issue at Nuns Lose County Board Zoning Fight 20-3 and Nuns Cite Prior Zonings.

Sisters attended County Board meetings.  One even brought a video rec

Nuns from the Fraternite of Notre Dame gathered outside the County Administrative Building after the September 1, 2015 meeting.


Neighbors to the property also attended in abundance.

As I was sitting in the press box, I was thinking of the Federal law called the Religious Land Use Protection Act passed in 2000, that allowed religious organizations broad latitude concurring where they carry out their missions.

While a short resolution is in the agenda package, no where are County Board members or the public informed of the contents of he “amicable resolution” or the “certain understandings” reached which this resolution authorizes to be set down in a “settlement agreement” by the State’s Attorney.

A model of transparency this resolution is not.


Fraternite Notre Dame Settlement Lacks Transparency — 7 Comments

  1. “A model of transparency this resolution is not.” Who needs Yoda when we have the knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration of our sunshine blogger. Also, I find it an act of provocation and temerity that one of the nuns could dare to bring a video recorder to a county board meeting. Who do they think they are? Journalists? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. They did put a “curse” on the county board previously,
    that many people are aware of.
    Are they truly religious, or some kind of witches?

  3. To Angel R Llavona and Truth Observer:

    As it happens they have their own TV network, so yes they are journalist.

    Asking for the Blessing of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to guide the meetings is not witchcraft, therefore, no they are not witches.

  4. First of all, they are a deceived religious group branch of the Catholic Roman Church, they call themselves a Catholic Religious Order.

    They believe the Virgin Mary appeared several times on a piece of wood and told them to do things…

    This clearly contradict Scripture, specifically Matthew 1:24 “24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her ( have sex with Mary ) till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.”

    So, there is no possible chance a virgin Mary appeared anywhere but who appeared is Satan doing great signs as it states the Scripture on 2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”

  5. How somebody can believe that the virgin Mary appeared to them if the Scripture says Joseph had sex with Mary and Jesus have brothers….

    It make no sense, this people are so deceived probably never read the Scripture of heard the Truth in Jesus.

  6. Rodney, you had better go back to the beginning in early Christianity where the church fathers described their faith practices. They called themselves Catholic (meaning universal) and said the “mass” as passed down to them by the disciples. The Virgin Mary never had sex with Joseph, Jesus was her only child by the Holy Spirit, Luke 1:26-35. If Mary had other children, then why at the cross did Jesus say to the disciple John, “Son, behold thy Mother, Woman behold thy son,” and from that day John took her into his home. John 19:25-27. If Mary had other children, it would not have been necessary for Jesus to give his mother to John to take care her. The other brothers mention in the bible are not siblings of Jesus but his cousins. There is no Aramaic word for brother, but kinfolk. The English translation calls them brothers, but this is not in the Greek or the Hebrew. It is a misinterpretation.

    As to your second error, all through out history the Blessed Mother has appeared to the children of God. AT Fatima, Portugal, at La Salete, France, at Lourdes, France, At Knock, Ireland, At Manilla, Phillipines, At Kibeo, Rowanda, At Guadalupe, Mexico, at Rue De Bac, Paris, France, Pontmain, France, Beauraing, Belgium, at Banneau, Belgium, presently at Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to name a few. You can go to this site
    Why would you think it incredulous that if the Virgin Mary has appeared to hundreds of other people throughout the centuries trying to bring the people back to her son, Jesus and to the Good God, then why does it seem impossible that she could appear before a holy man, like the Reverend Bishop Jean Marie, ask his help to bring souls back to Jesus and the Good God.

    Before you condem the catholics about their faith, you aught to learn more about who or what you are condeming. It is obvious to me that you are ignorant as many protestants are of the Catholic faith. By the way, we do not Worship Mary, Only Jesus is worshiped, however, we do Honour her as the Mother Of God,Jesus. She herself said,”from generation to generation they will call me blessed…Luke 1:41-55.

  7. I have to make a correction to my comment above. The is no Aramaic work the word “cousins”, not ‘brother’ as I said in the first paragraph. The Aramaic dose not have a word for “cousin” because family connections are referred to as kinfolk or brothers.

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